Charles F. Neuwiller
Charles Frederick August Aloysius J. Bodiney Neuwiller, as he would often introduce himself, passed away peacefully in his sleep on January 23, 2018, at the age of 92. He had a good life with family, many friends and good neighbors to make his journey through life a happy and productive one. His knowledge gained through religious education made the continuation to an Eternity with his Heavenly Lord and Savior a certainty. He wishes to be on hand to greet each and every one of you as you arrive.
He was born in Galveston March 1, 1925, and attended Galveston public schools. He joined The United States Army, as so many other young men and women did, to defend America during World War II. He was a tank commander and a sergeant in George Patton’s Third Army. He enjoyed playing the drums in various dance bands while serving in The United States Army. He was a fine drummer who worked very hard to sound like his hero, Gene Krupa. He favored big band music, a sign of his times.
Many will remember Charley as an active member of Broadway Baptist Church and First Baptist Church of Galveston, where he taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and served as a deacon. Others will remember him from his 38 years at the AMOCO refinery in Texas City and yet others as a fine neighbor and friend. Many are proud owners of trinkets that came from his workshop, and were often amused by his sense of humor. His true talent was sign painting. With a can of paint and a fancy paintbrush, his handiwork could rival any computer-generated graphic. He was truly an old-school craftsman!
Charley was preceded in death by the love of his life, Ethel (Deat) Neuwiller; his parents, Charles and Mathilda Neuwiller; a son-in-law, Michael Thompson and his beloved four legged companion, One-eyed Mickey.
He has a host of friends to bid him farewell, a testament of his good character. He leaves to mourn him three children: a daughter, Charlene Neuwiller of Hitchcock; a son, Doyle T. Neuwiller of Galveston and a daughter, Rebecca Thompson of Lilydale, Minnesota; a granddaughter Holland Michog and her husband Steve; two great granddaughters, Madison and Mackenzie of Kasson, Minnesota; a grandson, Bennett Charles and Bennett’s sweetie, Liz Knutson of St. Paul, Minnesota. Charley will also be sorely missed by his faithful and loving four-legged companion, two-eyed Mickey.
The family wishes to extend its deep gratitude and thanks to A- Med Hospice and to his caregiver Gabriel DeLeon.
Visitation will be held Saturday from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Texas City Carnes Funeral Home, and a service will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday also at the Texas City Carnes Funeral Home. Rev. Jerry Holman will officiate. Interment will be at Forest Park East Cemetery in Webster. There will be a graveside service.
Charley wishes love and peace to all who read this notice.